Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 75

Thread: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Seen
    09-14-17 @ 08:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    879

    Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    BAGHDAD October 13, 2013(AP)

    By ADAM SCHRECK Associated Press


    First came the fireball,then the screams of the victims. The suicide bombing just outside a Baghdadgraveyard knocked Nasser Waleed Ali over and peppered his back with shrapnel.

    Al-Qaida has come roaringback in Iraq since U.S. troops left in late 2011 and now looks stronger than ithas in years. The terror group has shown it is capable of carrying outmass-casualty attacks several times a month, driving the death toll in Iraq to thehighest level in half a decade. It sees each attack as a way to cultivate anatmosphere of chaos that weakens the Shiite-led government's authority.

    Iraqi officials acknowledgethe group is growing stronger.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/al-qaida-surges-back-iraq-reviving-fears-20555780


    No Al Qaida was heard in Iraq of Saddam's regime. Who brought them in?

  2. #2
    Global Moderator
    Custom User Title
    LaughAtTheWorld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Seoul/Chicago
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:08 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    9,542

    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by katsung47 View Post
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][COLOR=#000000]

    No Al Qaida was heard in Iraq of Saddam's regime. Who brought them in?
    Obviously the evil Jews and Obama brought them there
    "The misery of being exploited by capitalists is nothing compared to the misery of not being exploited at all" - Joan Robinson
    "The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries" - Winston Churchill

  3. #3
    Question authority
    Grand Mal's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    on an island off the left coast of Canada
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    16,513
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by katsung47 View Post
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][COLOR=#000000]

    No Al Qaida was heard in Iraq of Saddam's regime. Who brought them in?
    Saddam wouldn't have tolerated 'em. I guess they're not afraid of the new regime.
    "I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid people. I meant that stupid people are generally Conservatives."
    -John Stuart Mill-

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Mecca
    Last Seen
    01-14-15 @ 07:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6,426

    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Saddam wouldn't have tolerated 'em. I guess they're not afraid of the new regime.
    Saddam not only tolerated AQ in Iraq, he was allies with them in their war against the PUK in Iraq.

  5. #5
    Sage
    Dittohead not!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The Golden State
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:33 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    41,609

    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Our sacrifice of blood and treasure in Iraq is starting to pay dividends...... for Al Qaeda.
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by katsung47 View Post
    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3][COLOR=#000000]

    No Al Qaida was heard in Iraq of Saddam's regime. Who brought them in?
    They never left. The idea that AQ was never there was just part of the anti American propaganda, propagated mostly by the US MSM.

  7. #7
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:26 PM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,363
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Can any one actually document with a reputable source their claims about AQ in Iraq prior to the war? I see unsubstantiated claims both ways...
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  8. #8
    Sage
    Dittohead not!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The Golden State
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:33 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    41,609

    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Can any one actually document with a reputable source their claims about AQ in Iraq prior to the war? I see unsubstantiated claims both ways...
    Not likely. It's a lot easier just to make history up after the fact.
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

  9. #9
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:26 PM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,363
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Not likely. It's a lot easier just to make history up after the fact.
    That would be kinda sad. I have no clue as to the truth, and would be swayed by credible sourcing.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  10. #10
    Sage
    PeteEU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    29,093

    Re: Al-Qaida Surges Back in Iraq, Reviving Old Fears

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Can any one actually document with a reputable source their claims about AQ in Iraq prior to the war? I see unsubstantiated claims both ways...
    It is basic logic. Saddam was everything Al Q was/is fighting against in the Middle East.
    PeteEU

Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •